ESG, December 14, 2019 - As general contractor, ESG is responsible for introducing the future flying helmet system for helicopter crews of the Bundeswehr.
ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has been contracted by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to provide the future "Standard Fliegerhelm Hubschrauber-Besatzung (SFH) / Standard helicopter-Crew helmet".
This will gradually replace the pilot's helmet previously used by the German Armed Forces and used in various configurations with a standard, state-of-the-art pilot's helmet including the necessary accessories (pilot's helmet system).
The new SFH system is to be used worldwide in different climate categories and under different environmental conditions by aircraft crew members in the Bundeswehr military helicopters that have been introduced and are in the process of being introduced.
The pilot helmet system serves to protect the user in flight operations in the specified range of use from external influences such as noise, optical emitters (lasers), sand, dust, mechanical shocks, weapon effects, etc.. It also serves to permanently wear additional equipment such as night vision goggles. It will also be possible to supply people with oxygen during flights at high altitudes.
An adaptation to other helicopter types of the Bundeswehr (e.g. hired helicopters and possibly also to future helicopters) can also be made possible by ESG in principle. ESG's helmet system based on a Gentex product that is available on the market has convinced the public client in every respect.
ESG's decision to provide the services requested by BAAINBw together with AUTOFLUG GmbH as subcontractor proved to be a further positive factor: ESG and AUTOFLUG are bundling and supplementing their competences in the project in a targeted manner.
Among other things, ESG is a specialist for the approval process of rescue and safety equipment, in particular pilot's helmets, while AUTOFLUG has relevant experience in the assembly, provision and introduction of rescue and safety equipment as well as the corresponding operating site.
The award of this contract to ESG is further proof of the company's performance as a reliable partner of the Federal Armed Forces in the development, integration and support of complex, safety and mission-relevant mission equipment and the equipping of flying systems.
About ESG: For more than five decades, ESG has been one of the leading German companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, security-relevant electronic and IT systems, with sales currently in excess of EUR 300 million. More than 2,000 employees of the ESG Group with the brands ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY, CYOSS and ESG MOBILITY provide logistics, system development, training and consulting services in Germany and internationally for customers from public authorities, defence and industry.
ESG is an approved aviation company for Bundeswehr aviation equipment and aviation operations in accordance with EASA Part 21J, LBA Part G and LBA Part 145. As a special systems company for mission systems, simulation and training, as well as special mission systems, we offer customer-specific solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key competencies. Technology transfer between the markets is the basis for the decisive contribution to the added value of our customers.
About AUTOFLUG: Thinking Safety – AUTOFLUG is true to this motto. A medium-sized family firm now in the third generation,
AUTOFLUG has been a leading provider of products and services since the early days of aviation, specially focusing on rescuing people and ensuring their safety.
As a globally recognized supplier and service partner of the international aviation industry and for defense technology, the company with approximately 250 employees develops, produces and services a wide range of textile, mechanical and electronic components and systems, among others.
AUTOFLUG, based in Rellingen (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), has decades of experience and expertise in the areas of rescue and safety, ergonomics, textiles, mechanical systems, precision engineering, electronics, software as well as measurement and control technology.